On TV this Wednesday: The CMA Awards will get your cowboy boots tappin’, Law & Order: SVU searches for a specter, Arrow offers up Felicity’s backstory, Matt Bomer gets his Freak on and a TV Land twosome return. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
CMA Awards, SVU Hunts Ghosts, Freaky Bomer and More
The 48th Annual CMA Awards
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host the three-hour ceremony, which will include appearances by Voice coach Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, the Doobie Brothers, Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride, Florida Georgia Line, Nashville‘s Connie Britton, Pretty Little Lucy Hale, Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor, among others. (CMT has red carpet coverage starting at 7 pm.)
Felicity’s mother (guest star Charlotte Ross, NYPD Blue) pays a surprise visit to Starling City, teeing up an episode that explores the cyber genius’ backstory. Nolan Funk (Glee) guest-stars as Felicity’s ex. (See photos.)
Clarke discovers a horrifying project taking place in Mount Weather’s medical ward, causing her to join forces with an unlikely ally; Kane orders a brutal punishment for Abby.
Law & Order: SVU
When two girls go missing while searching the woods for a legendary ghost, Benson must dig through spooky stories to figure out what’s really going on.
Red Band Society
Nurse Jackson will do whatever it takes to keep Charlie at Ocean Park, even if that means siding with Dr. Grace (guest star Mandy Moore, Grey’s Anatomy)– aka Dr. McAndrew’s ex. Also, new patient Hunter (Daren Kagasoff, The Secret Life of the American Teenager) puts Kara off balance. (Watch a sneak peek.)
Miniseries premiere: No, the cancelled BET drama isn’t getting a reprieve from an unlikely source. This six-part series from Toby Whithouse (Being Human) takes place in 1970s London and follows a secret MI-5 committee to investigate a Soviet plot. Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity) and Tom Hughes (Dancing on the Edge) star.
When a wealthy philanthropist (True Blood‘s Jessica Tuck) starts having trouble, the TAU investigates her ex-husband (CSI‘s Alex Carter) and his younger, hottie girlfriend (Arrow‘s Caity Lotz).
Ruzek and Atwater go undercover as inmates to gain access to a suspect in the death of a 10-year-old girl.
American Horror Story: Freak Show
Stanley and Maggie hatch a plan to murder the Freaks, while Gloria hides evidence of Dandy’s gruesome new hobby. Matt Bomer (White Collar) guest-stars as Andy.
Hot in Cleveland
Season 6 premiere: Joy decides whether to marry Mitch, Simon or Bob; Victoria’s new CGI movie proves challenging in ways she didn’t expect; and Elka tries to pump up Cleveland’s film industry. (The Season 4 premiere of The Exes follows at 10:30 pm.)